The Crossing Places

Also available in: Spanish

Synopsis of The Crossing Places

When she’s not digging up bones or other ancient objects, quirky, tart-tongued archaeologist Ruth Galloway lives happily alone in a remote area called Saltmarsh near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants –not quite earth, not quite sea.

When a child’s bones are found on a desolate beach nearby, Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson calls Galloway for help. Nelson thinks he has found the remains of Lucy Downey, a little girl who went missing ten years ago. Since her disappearance he has been receiving bizarre letters about her, letters with references to ritual and sacrifice.

The bones actually turn out to be two thousand years old, but Ruth is soon drawn into the Lucy Downey case and into the mind of the letter writer, who seems to have both archaeological knowledge and eerie psychic powers. Then another child goes missing and the hunt is on to find her. As the letter writer moves closer and the windswept Norfolk landscape exerts its power, Ruth finds herself in completely new territory –and in serious danger.

Synopsis of The Crossing Places taken from Amazon

Review of The Crossing Places

I bought this book on a recommendation from Amazon. It’s the first in the series starring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway and, as far as I know, there’s nothing by the author translated into Spanish.

The plot doesn’t stand out especially, the truth is that there’s nothing that stands out especially, but it’s entertaining. I still bought the second one, to see if it gets better. To pass the time.

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Series:  Ruth Galloway; 1

Publisher: Quercus
Year 2010
ISBN 9781847249586

Language: English
Format: eBook

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